Sanlúcar native Francisco (Paco) Yuste has been a true lover of Manzanilla his entire life.
In 1991, after building a successful beverage distributorship in the provinces of Cádiz and Córdoba, he purchased the historic Bodega Santa Ana in Sanlúcar’s Barrio Bajo. The purchase included a centenarian “solera” and Paco began operation as an “almacenista.”
In 2001 he added Bodega Los Ángeles in the Barrio Alto, restoring it to Manzanilla production and using it to refresh his “criaderas” at Santa Ana. Bodega Miraflores, founded in 1956, was acquired in 2010 to serve as production base. The acquisition of the classic Aurora brand in 2015 was followed in 2016 by the purchase of Herederos de Argüeso with its famous Manzanilla, San León.
- 41 botanicals including Wormwood, Gentian, Sambuca, Coriander, Quinine, Centaurea combined with dry Oloroso Sherry
- Blend aged at least 6 months in Manzanilla oak casks
- Few drops of Sanlúcar Pedro Ximénez added to enrich the wine
Created from a treasured family recipe from the 19th century and the conviction that vermouth from the Sherry region should be a refined, world-class aperitif. The forty-one botanicals highlight savory, bitter and floral notes on the base of 10 year old Sanlúcar Oloroso. Aged in Manzanilla casks that develop the vermouth’s briney-bitter complexity, the wine is enhanced with velvety Sanlúcar Pedro Ximénez.
- Grapes: Palomino, Pedro Ximénez
- 41 botanical extracts
- Alcohol: 16.5%
|APPELLATION||D.O. Manzanilla de Sanlucar de Barrameda|
|PROPRIETORS||Francisco (Paco) Yuste|
|WINEMAKER||Francisco (Paco) Yuste|